2019 Season
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  • Tuesday   July 30, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Music and the Visual Arts
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  • Thursday   August 1, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The 40th - Opening Night in Memory of Beth Boudreau
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  • Friday   August 2, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Aizuri Quartet: Different Trains
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  • Saturday   August 3, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
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  • Tuesday   August 6, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Music and the Visual Arts
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  • Wednesday   August 7, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions
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  • Thursday   August 8, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions
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  • Friday   August 9, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass: 40 Years: How to Plan a Festival (in 400 Easy Steps)
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Piano Festival
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  • Saturday   August 10, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn: Bach Under The Stars
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  • Tuesday   August 13, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Music and the Visual Arts
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  • Wednesday   August 14, 2019
  • The Mandana Barn • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest with Susan Reed: Listen to the Water
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  • Skaneateles • 6:00 PM
  • Summer Suite
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  • Thursday   August 15, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass: Finding the Muse: Then and Now
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Romantic Imagination
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  • Friday   August 16, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • All in Rhythm
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  • Saturday   August 17, 2019
  • West Genesee High School • 8:00 PM
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
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  • Tuesday   August 20, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Music and the Visual Arts
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  • Thursday   August 22, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Prelude Concert featuring Kaelem Michel
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Bon Appétit!
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  • Friday   August 23, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Café Music
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  • Saturday   August 24, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Festival Finale in memory of Louise Robinson: with David Zinman and the Festival Orchestra
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Musicians

Aizuri Quartet
Aizuri Quartet

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Aizuri Quartet

(Ariana Kim, violin; Miho Saegusa, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; and Karen Ouzounian, cello)

Praised by the Washington Post for "captivating" performances that draw from its notable "meld of intellect, technique, and emotions," the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2018 M Prize Chamber Arts Competition, along with top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. The group has performed extensively throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Japan, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and Abu Dhabi. In addition, it has commissioned and premiered new works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw, Lembit Beecher, Paul Wiancko, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Gabriella Smith, Rene Orth, and Alyssa Weinberg. "Blueprinting," its debut album, was released by New Amsterdam Records in 2018. It showcases many of these new works. Formed in 2012, the ensemble draws its name from "aizuri-e," a style of predominantly blue Japanese woodblock printing that is noted for its vibrancy and incredible detail.

Performing:
Thursday, August 1
Friday, August 2

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

"The king and queen of the banjo" (Paste Magazine), Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have a musical partnership like no other. Fleck, a 15 time Grammy winner, has taken the instrument across multiple genres. Abigail Washburn, a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player, has broken new ground by combining the banjo tradition with Far East culture and sounds. Fleck has the virtuosic, jazz-to classical ingenuity of an instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots. From writing concertos for full symphony orchestra, to exploring the banjo's African roots, to playing jazz duos with Chick Corea, Béla Fleck has become arguably the world's premier banjo player. With the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, Washburn has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums. She has done fascinating work with folk music diplomacy in China. By using the banjo to showcase America's rich heritage and also bringing the noble instrument into new and unique realms, Fleck and Washburn present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time.

Performing:
Saturday, August 3

Dorian Wind Quintet
Dorian Wind Quintet

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Dorian Wind Quintet

(Gretchen Pusch, flute; Gerard Reuter, oboe; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn)

Recognized by critics, audiences, and colleagues alike for its polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music's preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. The Quintet has traveled around the world—concertizing in 48 of the 50 United States and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa, and Asia. To date, the Dorian is responsible for nearly 40 commissions of 20th and 21st Century wind music from composers such as Luciano Berio, Joan Tower, Lukas Foss, and Jacob Druckman. It commissioned George Perle's Wind Quintet no. 4 which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1986. The Quintet partners with the Pro Musicis Foundation to bring chamber music to residents of assisted living and rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, schools, community centers, and retirement communities in an effort to bring joy and inspiration to people who are in difficult situation or cannot attend regular concert venues.

Performing:
Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

(Wynton Marsalis, music director, trumpet; Ryan Kisor, trumpet; Kenny Rampton, trumpet; Marcus Printup, trumpet; Vincent Gardner, trombone; Chris Crenshaw, trombone; Elliot Mason, trombone; Sherman Irby, alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet; Ted Nash, alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet; Victor Goines, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet; Walter Blanding, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet; Paul Nedzela, baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
The JLCO has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988. This remarkably versatile ensemble performs and leads educational events in New York, across the U.S. and around the globe. The JLCO performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others.

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis is the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Born in New Orleans in 1961, Marsalis began his classical training on trumpet at age 12 and soon began playing in local bands of diverse genres. He entered The Juilliard School at age 17 and joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Marsalis made his recording debut as a leader in 1982, and has since recorded more than 70 jazz and classical albums which have garnered him nine GRAMMY® Awards.

Learn more at http://www.jazz.org/JLCO/.

Performing:
Saturday, August 17

TENET Vocal Artists
TENET Vocal Artists

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TENET Vocal Artists

(Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director Jolle Greenleaf and Nola Richardson, sopranos Doug Dodson and Helen Karloski, altos Andrew Fuchs and Gene Stenger, tenors Paul Max Tipton and Jonathan Woody, basses)

Preëminent New York City-based early music ensemble TENET Vocal Artists celebrates its 11th season in 2019-20. Under Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf, TENET Vocal Artists has won acclaim for its innovative programming, virtuosic singing and command of repertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present day. Renowned for their interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, TENET Vocal Artists' distinguished soloists' have been praised for their pristine one-voice-to-a-part singing "to an uncanny degree of precision" (The Boston Globe). TENET's highly praised Green Mountain Project gives annual performances of Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 and other Vespers that have been newly reconstructed and include music by Monteverdi, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Giovanni Gabrieli, Antoine Charpentier, Michael Praetorius, and their contemporaries. A driving force in cultivating the New York City early music community, TENET Vocal Artists collaborates regularly with other acclaimed ensembles and organizations including Dark Horse Consort, Five Boroughs Music Festival, Quicksilver Baroque, the Sebastians, and many others. TENET Vocal Artists performs regularly at venues throughout the United States including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Caramoor, Columbia University, and Yale University. Further afield, TENET Vocal Artists has performed at the Festival Casals de Puerto Rico, Berkshire Bach Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Costa Rica International Music Festival, and many other festivals and prominent locations throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe.

Learn more at https://tenet.nyc/.

Performing:
Saturday, August 10

Lera Auerbach
Lera Auerbach
composer & piano
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Lera Auerbach, composer & piano

Lera Auerbach is a poet, composer, concert pianist, and visual artist. She has published more than 100 compositions—operas and ballets, orchestral and chamber works. Auerbach is equally prolific in literature and the visual arts (especially painting and sculpture) and simultaneously expresses ideas visually, in words, and through music. Her work is championed by leading artists, conductors, stage directors, and choreographers. She is a regular contributor to the Best American Poetry blog, has published three books of poetry and prose in Russian, and is the author of several librettos. Born in Chelyabinsk, a city in the Urals bordering Siberia, Lera Auerbach became one of the last artists to defect from the Soviet Union in 1991 while still in her teens. She holds degrees from the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media and The Juilliard School, where she received the P. and D. Soros Fellowship and studied piano with Joseph Kalichstein and composition with Milton Babbit.

Performing:
Wednesday, August 7
Thursday, August 8

Julia Bruskin
Julia Bruskin
cello
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Julia Bruskin, cello

Since her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, Julia Bruskin has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. She has soloed with conductor Jahja Ling at Avery Fisher Hall as well as with the Nashville, Utah, Virginia, and Pacific Symphonies, among others. She is a frequent guest at summer music festivals, now especially as co-director of the Skaneateles Festival with her husband, Aaron Wunsch. She is also a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City. A founding member of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, Bruskin has recorded and toured extensively with the group. Their recording for Bridge Records of the Beethoven "Triple" Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra has received rave reviews. Bruskin teaches at the Juilliard Pre-College.

Performing:
Friday, August 2
Friday, August 16
Saturday, August 24

Steven Doane
Steven Doane
cello
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Steven Doane, cello

Internationally known soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, recording artist, and pedagogue Steven Doane appears at festivals and on concert series throughout the United States and overseas. Doane received his BM from Oberlin Conservatory and his MM from SUNY Stony Brook. His teachers included Richard Kapuscinski, Bernard Greenhouse, Jane Cowan, and Janos Starker. Doane records for the Bridge label, often with Eastman pianist Barry Snyder. Their recording of the complete music of Gabriel Fauré for cello and piano was awarded the Diapason D'or in France.
At Eastman, Doane was given the Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition, the New England Conservatory awarded him the Piatigorsky Prize for his teaching. With the New Arts Trio, Doane won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1980. Steven Doane is currently a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he has done several residencies.

Performing:
Friday, August 2
Friday, August 16

Abigail Fischer
Abigail Fischer
soprano
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Abigail Fischer, soprano

"With her dramatic tumble of red hair and cello-mellow voice, Ms. Fischer sings with a passionate restraint that has no equal in her generation" (New York Times). Known for her "serenely captivating" work in opera "and disarming intimacy" (New York Times), she has premiered roles in many current operatic works. She created the complex character of Mrs. X.E. in Du Yun/Royce Vavrek's Angel's Bone, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music Composition. Missy Mazzoli's first opera Song from the Uproar, written for her, "made a star of Abigail Fischer" (Steve Smith, New York Times/TimeOut NY). In her vibrant career as a concert soloist, she performs repertoire ranging from contemporary to Monteverdi. Originally trained as a cellist, Ms. Fischer has worked often as a chamber musician. She premiered works of Elliot Carter and Bernard Rand at the Tanglewood Music Festival, of Nico Muhly at Lincoln Center, and numerous works by John Zorn throughout the world.

Performing:
Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23

Elinor Freer
Elinor Freer
piano
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Elinor Freer, piano

A native of Montana, Elinor Freer has built a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and artistic administrator. Praised for her "utmost sensitivity" (Harrisburg Patriot News) and "profound commitment and understanding" (Der General-Anzeiger, Bonn), Ms. Freer has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Mexico, and China. A prizewinner and laureate in the Joanna Hodges and American Pianists Association Competitions, she has been the recipient of numerous awards including fellowships at Ravinia and Tanglewood. Ms. Freer holds degrees with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, the University of Southern California, and the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. She feels privileged that her teachers and coaches have included Paul Schenly, John Perry, Kyoko Hashimoto, Ferenc Rados, Leon Fleisher, Peter Serkin, and Gilbert Kalish. Committed to expanding audiences, she was awarded multiple grants from the NEA to found residencies in rural Kansas and Montana, bringing music into schools, psychiatric hospitals, banks, grocery stores and more. Ms. Freer is currently chair of the chamber music department at Eastman and lives in Brighton with her husband, cellist David Ying, and their two children.

Performing:
Friday, August 9
Thursday, August 15
Friday, August 16

Lindsay Groves
Lindsay Groves
cello
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Lindsay Groves, cello

Lindsay Groves joined the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra/Symphoria as assistant principal and later, principal cellist, after graduating from Northwestern University where she worked with Dudley Powers and Frank Miller. As founder and music director of the Skaneateles Festival, she programmed and often performed in approximately 140 concerts during its first eleven years. She was a member of the North Carolina Symphony, the JFK Center Opera House Orchestra, and the Hawaii Symphony. In addition, she has participated in festivals in North Carolina, Alaska, Colorado, California, Florida, Maine, China, Italy, and Switzerland. These efforts have resulted in memorable collaborations with, for instance, David Zinman, Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Semyon Bychkov, Carl Maria Guilini, Schlomo Mintz, Joseph Genualdi, Hilary Hahn, Nicholas Eanet, Godfried Hoogeveen, Gary Karr, Robert Weirich, Ruth Laredo, Andre Michel Schub, and Awadagin Pratt. She has also played the Haydn, Dvorak, Elgar, and Schumann concerti with orchestras in and outside of Central New York.

Performing:
Friday, August 16
Saturday, August 24

Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn
violin
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Hilary Hahn, violin

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is renowned for her clear and brilliant musicality, expansive interpretations of an incredibly varied repertoire, and organic connections with her audience. Her creative approach to music-making and her commitment to sharing her experiences with a global community have made her a fan favorite. She has been a frequent and beloved presence at the Skaneateles Festival since she was 12 years old. At ten she was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to study with Jascha Brodsky, a former pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe and Efrem Zimbalist, who dedicated part of nearly every lesson to solo Bach. Hahn is known for her natural ability to connect with fans, from the art she collects from her fans and her YouTube interview series (youtube.com/hilaryhahnvideos), to her violin case's comments on life with a concert violinist on Twitter and Instagram (@violincase). She was an early blogger, sending her fans "postcards from the road" on her website, hilaryhahn.com, and publishing articles in mainstream media.

Performing:
Wednesday, August 7
Thursday, August 8
Friday, August 9
Saturday, August 10

Stefan Jackiw
Stefan Jackiw
violin
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Stefan Jackiw, violin

Stefan Jackiw made his European debut at age 14, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with London's Philharmonia Orchestra and taking the music world by storm. In the 20 years since then, Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, as well as many others in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is also an active recitalist and chamber musician and has performed in numerous important festivals and concert series. Fanfare hailed his Sony recording of the complete Brahms sonatas as "the recording of the Brahms sonatas to have." Stefan Jackiw began playing the violin at age four. His teachers have included Zinaida Gilels, Michèle Auclair, and Donald Weilerstein. He holds a BA from Harvard as well as an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory, and he was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Performing:
Thursday, August 15
Friday, August 16

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
trumpet
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Wynton Marsalis, trumpet

Performing:
Saturday, August 17

Kaelem Michel
Kaelem Michel
piano
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Kaelem Michel, piano

Kaelem Michel, 14, resides with his family in Fayetteville, NY. Kaelem began playing piano at age 9 and has been studying with Patricia DeAngelis since 2015 and has also worked with Steven Heyman since 2018. He has won numerous local and international piano competitions, including 1st place at Steinway & Sons Junior Piano Competition in Senior Division in 2019. Kaelem is an active participant in master classes and pre-professional training in piano and chamber music. He attended an Eastman Summer Music Camp at Keuka College, NY, and the Lyra Music Festival at Smith College, MA and this summer will attend a music festival in Austria. Kaelem has given solo and clarinet-duet recitals with his younger brother at local venues and at last year's Summer Suite event. He also performed at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, CA and the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY. He has been composing solo pieces for piano and duets with other instruments and has recently been working with Texu Kim, teaching professor of Music Theory/Composition at Syracuse University. Kaelem also enjoys biking, painting and taking photographs.

Performing:
Thursday, August 22

Susan Reed
Susan Reed
violin, vocals
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Susan Reed, violin, vocals

Susan Reed is a contemporary violinist, vocalist, storyteller, recording artist, author and educator from the Boston area. From classical to fiddle, gypsy to jazz, Susan interprets the world through sound. Susan combines her musical artistry with storytelling, crafting original shows that celebrate our humanity. She is equally adept in collaboration, adding her lyrical line to the musical mix of the moment. Common to her performances is her trademark warmth and wit, and her conviction that music has the power to broaden people's understanding of the world around them.

Performing:
Wednesday, August 14

Andrew Russo
Andrew Russo
piano
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Andrew Russo, piano

Andrew Russo is known for the diversity of his interests and experiences in music, business, and politics. He graduated from The Juilliard School, and pursued post-graduate studies in Leipzig and Paris with pianist/alternative pedagogue Frederic Chiu. He spent his early career as an advocate of American composers and American music. He has performed in many of the world's cultural capitals – Paris, London, Moscow, Rome, Brussels, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Buenos Aires, and more. As a finalist in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he became the first pianist to perform a significant work using techniques requiring the inside and frame of the piano as well as the keys. The highlight of his recording career was a 2007 Grammy nomination for his Black Box Records release of music by John Corigliano. Currently, Russo is a financial consultant and an adjunct instructor of finance at Le Moyne College. He continues to perform as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician.

Performing:
Friday, August 9

Conrad Tao
Conrad Tao
piano
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Conrad Tao, piano

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, last appearing at the Skaneateles Festival in 2009. He has been dubbed a musician of "probing intellect and open-hearted vision" by the New York Times, a "thoughtful and mature composer" by NPR, and "ferociously talented" by TimeOut New York. A former prodigy, Conrad has emerged as a mature, thoughtful, and thought-provoking artist with both a singular vision and the talent to realize it. Conrad's commitment to new music extends far beyond his own compositions—he dedicates significant time and resources to performing, commissioning, and curating many other bright new voices. His ceaseless exploration also lends a new, contemporary vitality to his much-lauded performances of the core repertoire. His accolades and awards include being a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a YoungArts gold medal-winner in music, a Gilmore Young Artist, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant winner. Tao's career as a composer has garnered eight consecutive ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and the Carlos Curinach Prize from BMI.

Performing:
Thursday, August 15
Friday, August 16

Diane Walsh
Diane Walsh
piano
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Diane Walsh, piano

Since making her New York recital debut on the Young Concert Artists Series, American pianist Diane Walsh has toured the globe, with performances in forty-six of the fifty states and in twenty-one other countries. She has soloed with many U.S. orchestras, and she toured the country with the Orchestra of St. Luke. In Europe, she toured with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Conductors with whom she has worked include David Zinman, Seiji Ozawa, and Kazuyoshi Akiyama. She was onstage pianist for 113 performances of Moisés Kaufman's play "33 Variations" on Broadway, with Jane Fonda. She has won many honors including prizes at seven international competitions. Ms. Walsh performs at many summer chamber music festivals and was artistic director here at the Skaneateles Festival for five years. She is a member of the quintet La Fenice and of the Walsh-Drucker-Cooper Trio. She has released eighteen recordings of diverse repertoire on the Bridge, Newport, Sony, Nonesuch, Koch, Stereophile, CRI, Jonathan Digital, and Naxos labels.

Performing:
Friday, August 9

Robert Weirich
Robert Weirich
piano
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Robert Weirich, piano

Robert Weirich was the Skaneateles Festival's music director from 1991-1999. During that time, both attendance and support grew as the Festival won three Adventurous Programming Awards from Chamber Music America/ASCAP. He introduced thematic programming in his first season, In a wide-ranging career that has spanned a performance at the White House (1976) and mentoring the Gold Medal winner of the Van Cliburn competition (2001), he is most proud of his time as Festival director. In his retirement from university teaching, he is performing and giving master classes (recently in Maine, Michigan, Indiana, Colorado, and Washington), teaching privately, and writing both music and prose. He is eternally grateful to the people of central New York for their support of his efforts twenty years ago, and their continued openness to the music offered by this unique Skaneateles Festival.

Performing:
Friday, August 9

Gail Williams
Gail Williams
horn
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Gail Williams, horn

Gail Williams is an internationally recognized hornist and brass pedagogue. She has presented concerts, master classes, recitals, and lectures throughout North America, as well as in Europe and Asia. She was a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1978 until she retired in 1998 as associate principal horn. Ms. Williams is dedicated to performing and promoting chamber music. She has played with and for the Vermeer Quartet, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Skaneateles, Santa Fe, and Olympic Peninsula Chamber Music Festivals. She is a founding member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM), a critically acclaimed ensemble that commissions new works for its concert series. She has also been instrumental in the development and performance of solo works for the horn. As a member of Summit Brass, she has been coaching young brass musicians since 1986. She has been on Northwestern's Bienen School of Music's faculty since 1989.

Performing:
Saturday, August 24

Aaron  Wunsch
Aaron Wunsch
piano
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Aaron Wunsch, piano

Pianist Aaron Wunsch enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer, presenter, and educator. Lauded for his "masterful" performances (Hartford Courant), he has collaborated in performance with cellist Lynn Harrell, clarinetists Charles Neidich and Anthony McGill, violinists Miranda Cuckson and Jennifer Koh, and the Miró, Jupiter, and Parker Quartets. He has worked with numerous composers, including Thomas Adès, Nico Muhly, and Kaija Saariaho, and makes frequent recital and teaching tours to Asia. A native of Wisconsin, he studied at Yale University, the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Fulbright Fellowship) and at The Juilliard School, and is currently on faculty at Juilliard and Artistic Director of the Music Mondays series in New York City (www.musicmondays.org) and the Skaneateles Festival (www.skanfest.org). www.aaronwunsch.com.

Performing:
Tuesday, July 30
Thursday, August 1
Tuesday, August 6
Friday, August 9
Tuesday, August 13
Tuesday, August 20
Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23

David Ying
David Ying
cello
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David Ying, cello

David Ying is well known to concert audiences as the cellist of the Grammy Award winning Ying Quartet. With the Quartet he has performed worldwide from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. The Quartet is also known for its enterprising view of concert performance, which has led to visits to the White House as well as correctional facilities, and to business schools as well as hospitals. In its collaborations, the quartet has performed with chamber music greats as well as folk musician Mike Seeger, the Turtle Island Quartet, and even actors, dancers, chefs, and magicians. David first pursued chamber music with his piano trio as a student at the Eastman School of Music. That group was awarded first prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition. Later he won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award with the Ying Quartet. Also highly regarded as an individual artist, he has won prizes in the Naumburg Cello Competition and in the Washington International Competition. He often performs with his wife, pianist Elinor Freer. Together they directed the Skaneateles Festival for 10 years.

Performing:
Thursday, August 15
Friday, August 16

David Zinman
David Zinman
conductor
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David Zinman, conductor

David Zinman's passion for music and dedication to furthering the careers of young musicians make music a better world. During his long conducting career, he has worked with all of the world's leading orchestras. He was music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Baltimore Symphony orchestras. He was also principal conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and artistic director of the Aspen Music Festival, where he created the International Conducting Academy. With an discography of more than 100 recordings, Mr. Zinman has received five Grammy Awards, two Grand Prix du Disque, two Edison Prizes, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, and a Gramophone Award. Named Echo Klassik Conductor of the Year in 2015, Zinman has been awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, the Theodore Thomas Award by the Conductors Guild, the Midem Classical Artist of the Year award, and Columbia University's Ditson Award for his commitment to performing the works of American composers.

Performing:
Saturday, August 24